Michael R. Buche

Research and Development
Sandia National Laboratories

Career

Senior Member of the Technical Staff

Sandia National Laboratories
2022-Current

Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories
2021-2022

Education

PhD, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Cornell University
2021

MS, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Cornell University
2020

BS, Mechanical Engineering

University of Notre Dame
2017

Papers

  1. Statistical mechanical model for crack growth

    Michael R. Buche, Scott J. Grutzik
    Physical Review E, 109 (1), 015001 (2024)
  2. Modeling single-molecule stretching experiments using statistical thermodynamics

    Michael R. Buche, Jessica M. Rimsza
    Physical Review E 108 (6), 064503 (2023)
  3. Freely jointed chain models with extensible links

    Michael R. Buche, Meredith N. Silberstein, Scott J. Grutzik
    Physical Review E 106 (2), 024502 (2022)
  4. Chain breaking in the statistical mechanical constitutive theory of polymer networks

    Michael R. Buche, Meredith N. Silberstein
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 156, 104593 (2021)
  5. Force-mediated molecule release from double network hydrogels

    Pavithra B. Jayathilaka, Thomas G. Molley, Yuwan Huang, Md Shariful Islam, Michael R. Buche, Meredith N. Silberstein, Jamie J. Kruzic, Kristopher A. Kilian
    Chemical Communications 57 (68), 8484-8487 (2021)
  6. Statistical mechanical constitutive theory of polymer networks: The inextricable links between distribution, behavior, and ensemble

    Michael R. Buche, Meredith N. Silberstein
    Physical Review E 102 (1), 012501 (2020)
  7. Bridging experiments and theory: Isolating the effects of metal-ligand interactions on viscoelasticity of reversible polymer networks

    Xinyue Zhang, Vuval Vidavsky, Sinai Aharonovich, Steven J. Yang, Michael R. Buche, Charles E. Diesendruck, Meredith N. Silberstein
    Soft Matter 16 (37), 8591-8601 (2020)
  8. Tuning the mechanical properties of metallopolymers via ligand interactions: A combined experimental and theoretical study

    Vuval Vidavsky, Michael R. Buche, Zachary M. Sparrow, Xinyue Zhang, Steven J. Yang, Robert A. DiStasio Jr., Meredith N. Silberstein
    Macromolecules 53 (6), 2021-2030 (2020)

Presentations

  1. Progress and challenges in the development of the composite wedge localization element

    Michael R. Buche, Michael G. Veilleux, John M. Emery, Ellen B. Wagman, Alejandro Mota, James W. Foulk III
    16th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics (2024)
  2. Applying genetic programming symbolic regression to solid mechanics

    Michael R. Buche, et al.
    1st Solid Mechanics Analysis Resource and Technical Exchange (2024)
  3. A perspective on statistical physics in constitutive modeling

    Michael R. Buche
    March Meeting of the American Physical Society (2024)
  4. Developing a composite wedge localization element

    Michael R. Buche, Michael G. Veilleux, John M. Emery, Ellen B. Wagman, Alejandro Mota, James W. Foulk III
    17th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (2023)
  5. An asymptotic approach for the statistical thermodynamics of certain model systems

    Michael R. Buche, Scott J. Grutzik, Meredith N. Silberstein
    March Meeting of the American Physical Society (2023)
  6. Genetic programming for interpretable, data-driven continuum damage models

    Michael R. Buche, Anthony M. Su, Harshita Narang, John M. Emery, Jacob D. Holchhalter, Geoffrey F. Bomarito, Coleman Alleman
    10th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (2022)
  7. Defending fundamental theories for the mechanics of polymer chains and networks

    Michael R. Buche
    Cornell University, Dissertation Defense (2021)
  8. Proposing fundamental theories for the mechanics of polymer chains and networks

    Michael R. Buche
    Cornell University, Admission to Candidacy (2020)
  9. Statistical mechanics and related constitutive theory for polymer networks

    Michael R. Buche
    Cornell University, Mechanics Student Seminar (2020)
  10. Investigating organometallic crosslinked polymers with density functional theory

    Michael R. Buche, Zachary M. Sparrow, Vuval Vidavsky, Robert A. DiStasio Jr., Meredith N. Silberstein
    56th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (2019)
  11. A quantum chemistry simulation strategy for dynamic network polymers

    Michael R. Buche, Zachary M. Sparrow, Vuval Vidavsky, Robert A. DiStasio Jr., Meredith N. Silberstein
    Multiscale Mechanochemistry and Mechanobiology (2019)
  12. Quantum chemistry simulations for dynamic network polymers

    Michael R. Buche, Zachary M. Sparrow, Vuval Vidavsky, Robert A. DiStasio Jr., Meredith N. Silberstein
    March Meeting of the American Physical Society (2019)

Proceedings

  1. DevOps pragmatic practices and potential perils in scientific software development

    Reed Milewicz, Jonathan Bisila, Miranda Mundt, Sylvain Bernard, Michael R. Buche, Jason M. Gates, Samuel A. Grayson, Evan Harvey, Alexander Jaeger, Kirk T. Landin, Mitchell Negus, Bethany L. Nicholson
    Proceedings of Eighth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology (2023)

Professional

  1. Materials response - fracture, failure, and material model advancements

    Andrew J. Stershic, Michael R. Buche
    1st Solid Mechanics Analysis Resource and Technical Exchange (2024)
  2. Advances in discretization techniques, element technology, mesh adaptivity, and solution strategies for inelasticity, localization, and failure

    Alejandro Mota, David R. Nobel, Michael R. Buche, Brandon L. Talamini, Michael R. Tupek, Julian J. Rimoli, N. Sukumar, James W. Foulk III
    16th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics (2024)
  3. Statistical physics in constitutive modeling

    Michael R. Buche
    March Meeting of the American Physical Society (2024)

Recognition

  1. H.D. Block Teaching Prize

    Michael R. Buche
    Cornell University (2021)
  2. H.D. Block Teaching Prize

    Michael R. Buche
    Cornell University (2019)

Reports

  1. Laplace's method applied to functional integrals

    Michael R. Buche
    Sandia National Laboratories 02140R (2024)
  2. Theory and implementation of the Spectacular nonlinear viscoelastic constitutive model

    Kenneth N. Cundiff, Michael R. Buche, Brandon L. Talamini, Scott J. Grutzik, Jamie M. Kropka, Kevin N. Long
    Sandia National Laboratories 14317 (2023)
  3. Chemical controls on the propagation and healing of subcritical fractures

    Anastasia G. Ilgen, Michael R. Buche, R. Charles Choens, Karin A. Dahmen, Frank W. DelRio, Michael Grünwald, Scott J. Grutzik, Jacob A. Harvey, William M. Mook, Pania Newell, Jennifer E. Wilson, Jessica M. Rimsza, Jordan J. Sickle, Qiaoyi Y. Wang, Derek H. Warner
    Sandia National Laboratories 09478 (2023)
  4. Stress intensity thresholds for development of reliable brittle materials

    Jessica M. Rimsza, Kevin T. Strong Jr., Michael R. Buche, Reese E. Jones, Craig Y. Nakakura, Noah Weyrauch, Richard Brow, Jessica M. Duree, Kelly S. Stephens, Scott J. Grutzik
    Sandia National Laboratories 12758 (2022)
  5. Fundamental theories for the mechanics of polymer chains and networks

    Michael R. Buche
    Cornell University, Dissertation (2021)

Software

  1. Flavio.jl

    Michael R. Buche
  2. flavio

    Michael R. Buche
  3. Polymers Modeling Library

    Michael R. Buche
    Sandia National Laboratories
  4. statMechCrack

    Michael R. Buche, Scott J. Grutzik
    Sandia National Laboratories
  5. uFJC

    Michael R. Buche, Scott J. Grutzik
    Sandia National Laboratories
  6. Sierra Mechanics

    Advanced Simulation and Computing
    Sandia National Laboratories

Solutions

  1. Student Solutions to Accompany Taylor's an Introduction to Error Analysis

    John R. Taylor, Peter N. Saeta, Michael R. Buche
    University Science Books (2024)
  2. Mathematical Methods in Engineering, Solutions Manual

    Michael R. Buche
    Cambridge University Press (2019)